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Election Petition: I Am Doing The Same Thing Akufo-Addo Did In 2012 – John Mahama

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The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress(NDC), John Dramani Mahama has said he shares a common interest with his opponent in resorting to the courts to challenge the results of an election.

He claimed he has the same belief in seeking justice at the court just as his opponent [Akufo-Addo] did while he sought to challenge the results of the 2012 elections.

Critics have appealed to the former President to concede defeat and ignore going to court to challenge the 2020 polls.

The 2020 flag-bearer for the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) Dr Henry Larty who doubles as the Secretary-General for the West African Association of Political Parties has expressed worry over Mr. Mahama’s unwillingness to concede defeat in the interest of peace just like some flag-bearers who have already conceded.

Reacting to this in a televised message to Ghanaians after his party officials filed a petition on Wednesday, December, 30 to challenge the results declared by the EC, Mr Mahama said he stands on the same principles that his opponent, Akufo-Addo upheld when he went to court to challenge the 2012 election results.

“Some people have asked me what I hope to gain by challenging the results of this election. Let me tell you! I want perhaps the very same thing that my opponent wanted when in 2012 he challenged the results of that election, I want the removal of doubts, I want for us to know that our elections should be free fair and safe, and that we do not have to settle for a process that leaves us confused and with more questions than answers. I want a Ghana that our institutions of state can be held to account where we can stand on principle and demand transparency without the risk of losing our lives. When people lose their lives as seven people have done in the course of our election, we are moving backwards not forward, we’re unravelling the very fabric of our democracy, we are risking the loss of three decades worth of progress.”

Source: KasapaFm

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Blame Yourself For Not Doing Your Work Properly In The Strong Room – Supreme Court Chastizes Kpessah Whyte And Mettle-Nunoo

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The justices of the supreme court have told witnesses of Mr John Dramani Mahama in the election petition, Mr Rojo Mettle Nunoo and Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte to blame themselves for abandoning their duties in the strong room during the final collation of the election results if their claims are to be believed.

During proceedings, the two witnesses told the court that they were sent by the Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) to Mr Mahama at the time of the collation of the final results in the strong room. In their absence, the results were then announced.

Delivering the judgment on Thursday, March 4 the court said “…Notwithstanding all these allegations of misunderstandings with the chair of the 1st respondent in the strong room and the fact that they were absent during the declaration, they did not give any indication as to how these happenings in their absence affected the final results announced by the 1st Respondent.

“The testimonies would have carried some little weight if the purpose of the petition was to change entries made on the collation forms or summary sheets but that is not the case.

“Their testimonies were therefore of no relevance to the said issues set out for determination and so we find them unworthy for consideration whatsoever.

“In fact, regarding the testimonies of PW2 and PW3 , if their evidence is to be believed then they had to blame themselves for abandoning their post at the national collation centre at the time the verification and certification of the results were ongoing and PW3 had then verified and certified the regional collation results out of the 16.”

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Breaking News: Supreme Court Unanimously Dismisses Mahama’s Petition As Having No Merit

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The 7-member panel of the Supreme Court hearing the 2020 election petition have dismissed the 2020 election petition brought before the court by flagbearer of the NDC for the 2020 elections, John Dramani Mahama.

In an extensive verdict read by Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, the court was of the opinion that the petitioner failed to disclose how the so-called errors by the EC chair materially affected the declaration.

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Supreme Court Update: Mahama In Court As Judges Get Set To Pronounce Their Verdict

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The Petitioner in the 2020 election petition, John Dramani Mahama has made an appearance at the premises of the Supreme Court this morning.

The 7-member panel presiding over the 2020 election petition is expected to deliver judgement today in the case which lasted about one month.

Mr Mahama is challenging the declaration of President Akufo-Addo as having won the 2020 election.

According to Mr Mahama, no candidate obtained more than 50%.

He is therefore praying the court for a re-run of the election between himself and President Akufo-Addo.

The Apex Court will put the matter to rest today by delivering its judgement.

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